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Volunteering during COVID-19 – TEMPORARILY PAUSED

Recruitment to this scheme has been temporarily paused from 6th March 2020 to process the initial hundreds of applications we have received

We are so grateful and thankful for the incredible support the public has shown these past weeks.

Our team is now working tirelessly to process the many hundreds of applications we have received, so we can get volunteers up and running as soon as possible. We have now paused recruitment and kindly ask anyone who is still interested in volunteering to wait a few weeks for the application process to reopen.

Once we are ready to take further applications, this page will be updated.

Many thanks


Thank you for your interest in Volunteering at MKUH during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You do not need a medical or clinical background because as a volunteer you will not be undertaking any clinical patient care. Please see the following example role descriptions which we are currently recruiting to during this pandemic:

If you would like offer your time to us please send the following details to [email protected] or call 01908 996060 or 996058.  Please note that we have an unprecedented volume of calls and emails at present and our small team are working through these as quickly as possible, we appreciate your patience.

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Contact telephone number
  • Role interested in
  • Whether you have worked at MKUH before
  • Your background skills
  • Current DBS certificate
  • Availability

Once again thank you for your offer to help the patients and staff at MKUH.

Many thanks.

Sarah Woodfield

Voluntary Services Manager


Volunteers form an important part of Milton Keynes University Hospital.

Our highly committed army of volunteers can be found in all areas of the hospital. Volunteering allows people to give something back to their local community. All for as little as three hours a week. It is a great way to meet new people, make new friends and learn new skills.

The Trust recognises the importance of those who volunteer. We have in excess of 200 volunteers across our services including League of Friends, Hospital Radio and Chaplaincy.

As a volunteer you will help provide support to patients and staff. Our volunteers help in both clinical and non-clinical areas of the hospital. Volunteers meet and greet visitors, sit with patients at mealtimes, help out at the Dementia Café , support staff on all wards including maternity & children’s wards where there are specific roles including breastfeeding peer support.  Volunteers help with administration tasks and undertake reception roles which supports staff as well as patient experience.

All voluntary positions have a role description and training where appropriate. We will ensure that you are supported and comfortable in your role. All we need from you is regular attendance and a committment to complete mandatory training.

MKUH welcomes applications from volunteers who are able to offer a minimum of three hours a week for at least six months.

Our recruitment process is as follows:

  • Apply for the role you are interested in via
  • If you are shortlisted for the role, you will be invited in for an interview
  • You will be asked to provide evidence that you have the right to work/volunteer in the UK
  • Provide us with two references
  • Undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formally known as CRB)
  • Undertake an occupational health check
  • Attend the two day Trust Induction and Mandatory training

You are now ready to be placed as a volunteer!

We have ongoing opportunities in both clinical and nonclinical areas – please visit or to see our current vacancies

We have various volunteering opportunities across all areas of the hospital in both clinical and non-clinical departments, during the week and at weekends.  By becoming a volunteer at Milton Keynes University Hospital, you can make a real difference to our staff, patients and their relatives.

Volunteering is open to anyone aged 16 and above (some restrictions may apply).

To contact voluntary services, click here.

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